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post #31 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-16-2012, 08:21 PM
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Nice looking! Where did you get the light and tank?
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Nice looking! Where did you get the light and tank?
Light from amazon
tank i picked up from marine depot
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Went ahead and made a wall mount for the ray 2, i have to say having the par data from finnex really helps in knowing where to put the fixture.



also made a small 'pot' for plants as a background to the tank.. still waiting for the silicone to dry, but im hoping this should give a better sense of depth to the tank
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That is a really cool idea and a very nice tank. I can't wait to see it when the plants in the pot and tank are completely filled in.
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To make that square hole, do you need to drill a hole first with other drill or can you just poke a hole with the dremmel and do the cut?
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To make that square hole, do you need to drill a hole first with other drill or can you just poke a hole with the dremmel and do the cut?
i just used the drill part on the dremel bit, they sell that as a kit for your dremel, its a great tool, i use it a lot. you can also adjust the depth on it.
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new fts, finished the background, added fauna, now time to set back and let nature do its thing.
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Wow very nice. The background is really cool.
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post #39 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-18-2012, 04:48 AM
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I think that is one of the best backgrounds I have ever seen. Adds an awesome touch and gives it that paludarium feel. SO much better than a piece of colored board and lights That a lot of us use...
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post #40 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-18-2012, 02:48 PM
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This setup is so nice.. I almost went for a 12L.. Yours is making me regret it a little.
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post #41 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 09:16 AM
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Wow! Great background idea! Love the wall mounts for the lights also.
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post #42 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 08:31 PM
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Wow, background. Very original. That is excellent!
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post #43 of 67 (permalink) Old 09-18-2012, 05:03 PM
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Could you elaborate a bit on this background. Are these planted behind the Tank itself or ?
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post #44 of 67 (permalink) Old 09-19-2012, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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Could you elaborate a bit on this background. Are these planted behind the Tank itself or ?
Plants were put in a custom 'pot' behind the tank. This was nice for a while but the plants I chose decided to send roots all over the place, which became unsightly and trimming the plants that had died turned into a pain, so I kinda gave up and stuck some fake plants in the pot with soil, so its maintenance free.



Ill have to start a new journal for my other tank i just set up, quick teaser
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